Gwinnett Medical Center-Lawrenceville
Construction plans are currently underway for a freestanding "Center for Women's Services" at Gwinnett Medical Center scheduled for completion in early 2010. This center will provide all breast imaging services in one central location. This project will not only add services for breast cancer detection but also enhance the physical surroundings to provide a calming, relaxing atmosphere for what can be a stressful experience because the findings from a diagnostic mammogram, ultrasound or biopsy can mean a cancer diagnosis.
Last year's $50,000 grant will be added to this year's grant to purchase a breast MRI detachable table for the new Breast Care Center at Northside Hospital Forsyth which serves breast care patients from Forsyth and surrounding communities.
American Cancer Society Patient Navigator
The Patient Navigator at Gwinnett Medical Center works with cancer patients at the moment of diagnoses as they begin their cancer journey. The program is newly designed and implements a proactive strategy to reach out to help cancer patients, family members and caregivers in the hospital setting and beyond.
To help medically underserved, low-income women in Gwinnett County receive the preventative breast care they need, but often cannot afford by providing low cost screening and diagnostic mammograms and ultrasounds.
Breast Cancer Treatment Handbooks
Breast Cancer Treatment Handbooks will be given to patients who are diagnosed with the disease in Gwinnett & Forsyth Counties. The Handbooks are a wonderful reference for women diagnosed with Breast Cancer, helping them understand the disease, treatments, emotions and recovery process.